Alcorn State and Chamberlain-Hunt to hold joint Founders Day, Haley to Speak

September 22, 2013 in Education, News

The Mississippi Link Newswire
Lorman, Miss. – Alcorn State University and Chamberlain-Hunt Academy will celebrate a joint Founders Day Convocation at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 27 in the historic Oakland Memorial Chapel on Alcorn’s Lorman campus. The speaker for the event is Ambassador George Haley – brother of Alcorn alumnus and Roots author, Alex Haley…

NAACP honors former leader, Medgar Evers, in Jackson

May 23, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

NAACP leaders from around the country gathered in Jackson recently to honor the memory of their former leader, Medgar Evers and to hold their annual meeting.

Evers was assassinated nearly 50 years ago outside his home in Jackson.

NAACP president Benjamin Todd Jealous and board chairwoman Roslyn Brock helped Evers’ widow, Myrlie Evers-Williams, lay a wreath at the home, now a museum on Thursday, May 16.

Evers-Williams told nearly 200 people that she still remembers hearing the shot that killed her husband in their carport on June 12, 1963. She and their three young children, Darrell, Reena and Van, were waiting up for him.

Events planned for 50th anniversary of Medgar Evers’ death

April 17, 2013 in Top Stories

Myrlie Evers, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute (MMEI), has announced plans for a national commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of her late husband Medgar Evers, Mississippi civil rights pioneer.

Events sponsored by the Institute will begin Wednesday, June 5, in Washington, D. C., and culminate with a community celebration, and tribute gala in Jackson, on Wednesday, June 12. Joining Mrs. Evers in the announcement were representatives of community organizations helping to sponsor the activities and hosting their own events.

Reena Evers-Everette, daughter of Medgar and Myrlie Evers and executive director of the MMEI, announced that a memorial service will be held at her father’s gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery on June 5 at noon.

Reena Evers-Everette to speak at MLK event – Jan. 18

January 17, 2013 in News, Top Stories

The Mississippi Link Newswire

The Margaret Walker Center is pleased to announce that Reena Evers-Everette will be the keynote speaker for the 44th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday Convocation at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, in the Rose Embly McCoy Auditorium on the JSU campus. The MLK Convocation is free and open to the public.

Evers-Everette is the daughter of civil rights activists Medgar and Myrlie Evers….

Statue honoring civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer unveiled in Ruleville

October 10, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Slowly but surely, admirers and supporters of the late Fannie Lou Hamer say she is finally getting the recognition and honor she deserves.

Hamer’s memory was elevated – literally – on Friday, Oct. 5, when a statue of her likeness was unveiled during a ceremony in the small town of Ruleville in Sunflower County, Miss.